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New-Vehicle MPG Ticks Lower in June

The average EPA fuel economy rating of new vehicles fell 0.1 mpg to 25.3 mpg in June, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Independence Day Gasoline Lowest in Decade

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded reached the lowest point over the Independence Day holiday in a decade as tracked by AAA.

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Northern Calif. Group Hosts Alt-Fuel Focused Event

The Northern California Chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), in partnership with the East Bay and Sacramento Clean Cities Coalitions, will be holding a day-long fleet event at Sonoma Raceway on July 12.

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Nissan Expands Complimentary Charging Promotion

Nissan's "No Charge to Charge" initiative has added three markets where new LEAF buyers and lessees gain two years of complimentary public charging.

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Tesla Model S in Autopilot Involved in Fatal Crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a preliminary probe into how the car’s automated driving systems performed.

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Fleet Users Eligible for VW's Diesel Settlement

Volkswagen has offered a generous compensation package to owners and lessees of diesel vehicles found to violate clean-air laws that applies to commercial and fleet users, according to a company spokeswoman.

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Ford Recalls Focus Electric Cars for Transmission

The U.S. recall covers 865 Ford Focus Electric cars in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

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Clean Energy Opens Public CNG Station in Houston

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Houston.

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Columbus to Add 200 EVs After Winning Smart City Challenge

The City of Columbus, Ohio, was selected as the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, earning up to $50 million. Columbus’ proposal includes the addition of 200 electric vehicles to the fleet.

The event featured the latest electric vehicles from virtually all major manufacturers, giving more than 450 employee attendees an opportunity to drive several models. (PHOTOS: PG&E)

PG&E's EV Showcase Encourages Employees to 'Drive Electric'

As part of the company’s efforts to encourage employees to adopt electric vehicles (EV), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hosted an electric vehicle showcase at the company’s San Ramon, Calif., campus.

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Toyota Recalls Prius, Lexus Hybrids for Air Bag Inflators

The recall, which covers approximately 482,000 vehicles, will address a problem with the curtain shield air bag inflator weld.

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Volkswagen to Buy Back Diesel Vehicles

Volkswagen AG has agreed to pay up to $15.3 billion in a settlement with regulators that requires the German automaker to buy back vehicles at pre-scandal prices and set aside funding for cleaner technologies.

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U.S. Gain Opens CNG Station in Pa.

U.S. Gain has opened a public-access CNG station in Greensburg, Pa.

Volvo Offering Bi-Fuel CNG V90 in Sweden

Volvo Car Sweden will launch a bi-fuel version of its V90 station wagon that will replace the Volvo V70.

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Mitsubishi Prepping Luxury PHEV SUV

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will unveil a luxury SUV concept vehicle called the Ground Tourer Concept at the Paris Motor Show in the fall, the automaker has announced.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.32 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 2.4 cents to $2.329 for the week ending June 27, and gasoline prices ahead of Independence Day were at their lowest since 2005.

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CNG Cylinder Maker Gains Canadian CRN Approval

CNG Cylinders International has received Canadian CRN approval for its Type 3 CNG Cylinder technology in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario.

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Alliance AutoGas Launches System for Ram ProMaster

The Alliance AutoGas engineered single-plug connector, no cut or drill fuel system, installed on a Ram ProMaster, was spotted at the Government Fleet Expo.

Workhorse has been testing its HorseFly UAS delivery drone system for the past six months, which is launched from the roof of the E-Gen electric delivery truck. (PHOTO: Workhorse)

Workhorse Hybrids Benefit from Drone Usage Ruling

Workhorse Group Inc.’s fleet of EPA-approved E-Gen hybrid trucks has benefited from a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruling that approves the routine commercial use of drones.

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VW Discontinuing Jetta Hybrid for 2017

Volkswagen will discontinue its Jetta Hybrid and offer a pink Beetle and all-wheel-drive versions of the Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack for the 2017 model year, the automaker has announced.

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Ford Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2017 model-year vehicles that include its medium-duty trucks and Lincoln vehicles.

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VW to Add Particulate Filters to Gasoline Models

Volkswagen will begin equipping its gasoline-powered models with particulate filters starting in June of 2017 to reduce emissions by as much as 90%, the automaker has announced.

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Toyota Camry Adds Tech for 2017

Toyota has added more standard technology to its 2017 Camry in a light update after it entered its seventh generation with the 2015 refresh.

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BMW Range Extender Bolsters Workhorse Hybrid Delivery Vehicles

Workhorse Group Inc. will begin offering its E-Gen hybrid delivery trucks with BMW's i3 range-extender solution to produce more on-board electricity that will extend the range of the delivery vehicle, the company announced.

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2017 Acura MDX Retails From $43,950

Acura's reworked 2017 MDX three-row luxury SUV increases its entry price by $935 to $43,950 when it goes on sale on June 22.

 

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